SURFERS Against Sewage hope to send a message to world leaders attending the G7 summit next month by launching a 'paddle out' protest off Falmouth.

The environmental charity is urging people to grab their surfboards, kayaks, SUPs, swimming caps, snorkles and placards for a protest on the water at 10.30am on Saturday, June 12 at Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.

"It's time to send a message to the world leaders attending the G7 Summit," says the charity. "We are facing ocean and climate emergency and drastic action needs to happen now.

"The 2021 G7 Summit is a critical opportunity for leading governments to set the tone for how the world rebuilds from the coronavirus pandemic.

"As we reach a pivotal moment in tackling the climate crisis, it is vital that the decisions made at the summit focus on a need for a green and blue recovery."

The event will follow the most recent COVID-19 government guidelines. All attendees are required to remain socially-distanced at all time and must wear a face-covering whilst on the beach. Government guidelines will be monitored and relevant actions taken as and when necessary.

World leaders will be attending the summit from June 11-13 at the Carbis Bay Hotel while the world's press will be encamped at the media centre in the Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

A protest area has been allocated in Church Street car park while an area is expected to be allocated out in the water off the docks.

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